Fiery Collision Results in Death on Highway 183

CHP reported a fatal accident involving a Mustang and semi-truck in Monterey on Wednesday morning.

It was around 1 a.m. when the driver of a Ford Mustang slammed into the back of a semi on Highway 183.

As a result, the vehicle became lodged beneath the truck and burst into flames on June 1st.

One person sadly died. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

The crash remains under investigation.

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Always stop at the scene 
  • Call 911 if there are any injuries 
  • Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
  • Exchange information with others involved and document everything 
  • Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

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